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Make an impact on your community by supporting the entrepreneurs building our future!

Friends of Wave

Join our Wave’s largest and most exciting community of donors and supporters and enjoy many of the benefits!

  • Engage with leading founders and CEO’s of the area’s brightest startups
  • Get plugged in and network with the region’s innovation community
  • Invitations to exclusive events and access to preferred seating
  • Plus, recognition of your support

For more information, email us at friends@tampabaywave.org for more information.

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One-Time Gifts

Make an impact! Donations of all sizes are welcome whether cash, inkind, stock, or other forms.  For larger gifts, explore opportunities for named recognition in the the Wave Venture Center in downtown Tampa.  Email us at donate@tampabaywave.org for more information.

Startup Scholarship Fund

NEW for 2021!  Make a direct impact on one or more of tomorrow’s brightest companies by donating to our new Startup Scholarship fund, including opportunities for a Named Scholarship or Merit Grants. Scholarships can be designated for  startups founded by women, veterans, or other under-represented entrepreneurs, as well as by industry vertical.  Email us at donate@tampabaywave.org for more information.

Monthly Splash Club Donors

Join the movement by becoming a Splash Club member! Thanks to our partners at Harness, Splash Club members can easily make monthly recurring donations of any size in exchange for numerous benefits such as some coworking benefits, exclusive invites, PLUS get a free t-shirt.

Join the Wave Splash Club Today!

Rising Tide Relief Fund

Support Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurs in times of crisis!  In 2020, many startups were faced with the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our micro-loan program was able to provide a lifeline to some of the most promising companies in need.  By supporting our Rising Tide Relief Fund, your one-time contribution can support numerous startups for years to come as these loans are repaid and replenish the fund.

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Thank You Corporate Friends!

Info You Should Know!

TAMPA BAY WAVE, REGISTRATION #CH47020, IS REGISTERED WITH THE STATE UNDER THE SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR BY VISITING WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

A Message from Past Chair

Trulli
Trulli

I deeply believe in the mission of The Tampa Bay Wave. I fully support growing and nurturing local tech companies as a strategic arm of our economic development impact and strategy for the entire state of Florida. Supporting this ecosystem, and working with tech entrepreneurs provides me with the opportunity to make a valuable contribution. I invite you to be a part of this community by becoming a Friend of Wave!

Alex Sink
Past Chair